Sunday, March 13, 2011

Baby Shower for #3?

Baby Shower for a third offspring? Heck yeah, bring it on! Okay, Okay, I admit that I had some reservations about a party in my honor for the third baby boy, but my mother offered and I couldn't resist, I have never been one to shy away from the center of attention.

People may think that I was being a wee-bit greedy in having yet another shower, and I can see that point of view. But in all honesty, this wasn't an excuse for gift-grabbing, but rather I thought a much needed reason for a party. Being pregnant is hard. Probably more hard when you already have two young ones at home. When I was expecting my first son there was plenty of time for "self care." I napped when I wanted, I watched TV as soon as I got home from work, I slept in on the weekends and ate cereal for breakfast without worrying about feeding two growing boys. This time around I don't have any of those luxuries. I'm tired and have little opportunity for me time. So do I deserve a little pampering? You betcha! And furthermore, doesn't baby #3 deserve to be celebrated just as much as baby #1? I happen to think so.

So today my mom threw me an intimate shower at home. We hired a mobile spa to come and give each guest an arm/hand massage and paraffin dip. We munched on dainty cupcakes and sipped mimosas. Some of my girlfriends gave me baby gear that they were no longer using, the very baby gear I once owned, but gave away when we made the move to Oakland, thinking the likelihood of a third was very limited. I also got a whole host of other lovely gifts, some for me (got a problem with that?) and some for baby.

It was a lovely afternoon and I feel so lucky to have friends and family who are willing to spoil me a little. And ladies, if you should have a second, third or fourth baby, I would be more than happy to come to your baby shower and return the favor!


  1. I super suck. :( and another sad face :(

    I forgot everything today... your shower, my son's piano recital... almost, the time change... just call me Dipshit. I did eat ice cream, though.

    I am so sorry :(

    If I have a fifth baby... aaahhhhhhh.... no.

    LOL... I only had a shower for #1. It looks like a nice time

  2. aw- looks like a fun day- you look super cute with your belly bump!

  3. Yes, You and your new bundle do deserve it! I'm so happy you feel that way :D

  4. What a fun idea! Your Mom is awesome!

  5. We had a 3rd baby shower and it was AWESOME! Mainly because we already had everything so we didn't need anything and after the 3rd I really didn't want to add more stuff and clutter to my house (you get to know which items will save your sanity and which items will gather dust) so we had a Diapers & Wipes and Gift Card shower. We did not have to buy diapers or wipes for the first 4 months of that child's life. Then we started using the gift cards. Best Shower Idea Ever!

  6. Not having a shower for my 3rd is one of the few things i regret. It looks like you had a great time!

  7. That sounds lovely. I have been debating whether to have a shower for my second, and you've definitely given me some good ideas for how to spend a nice afternoon...without being gift-greedy.

  8. I so regret that I only had a shower for #1. If I ever have #5 (Yea right!) - we'll have one :) Glad you got spoiled..being pregnant IS hard work!